Shaping Your Policy Shield Against Class Actions

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT) -- There are many reasons employers should maintain well-written and legally compliant employment policies, and several recent court decisions have emphasized an important one — clear policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment and off-the-clock work, and reminding employees to take meal and rest breaks, can combat employment class actions.

In determining whether to certify a class under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 (and many state law equivalents), courts must analyze whether there are issues of law or fact common to the proposed class and whether those common questions...
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